MS Dhoni family lodges complaint for misuse of cricketer's picture

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By CricketCountry Staff

Ranchi: Jun 11, 2012

A complaint has been lodged by Mahendra Singh Dhoni s family against a political party for using the Indian skipper s photographs in an election campaign.

Dhoni s brother Narendra Singh Dhoni said that his sibling isn’t interested in endorsing any political party.

“Mahi is a cricket player and he would continue to be associated with sports instead of campaigning for any political party,” he said.

Ranchi deputy commissioner KK Soan admitted that a complaint was lodged in this regard with the returning officer and the senior SP of the district.

“Use of somebody’s photographs without his or her consent for election campaigning is a violation of provisions of the People’s Representative Act,” he was quoted as saying by The Times of India.